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Old 07-29-2013, 08:23 AM   #1
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Smaller Interior?

Either I have gained weight or Porsche made the 2003 small than the 2002? I remember my first boxster. Got the seat positioned and it was perfect. I cant seem to get the seat back far enough or tilted properly to my liking yet without hitting the hoops. Maybe I am used to my 356...but this car seems smaller than the last one.

I also feel like I sit up much higher than in the 2003. Any thoughts or is it just a matter of getting used to?

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Old 07-29-2013, 08:46 AM   #2
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Either I have gained weight or Porsche made the 2003 small than the 2002? I remember my first boxster. Got the seat positioned and it was perfect. I cant seem to get the seat back far enough or tilted properly to my liking yet without hitting the hoops. Maybe I am used to my 356...but this car seems smaller than the last one.

I also feel like I sit up much higher than in the 2003. Any thoughts or is it just a matter of getting used to?
Do you have manual or electric seats?

Mine (2003 S) are manual (except for the angle part), and there is a lever on the side of the seat that will lower the seat.

I am 6'2" and about 230 and fit in the car fine
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:52 AM   #3
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Trimer, apart from the addition of a glove box and an upgrade to some interior materials, there are no changes to the interior as between a 2002 and 2003 Boxster.
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I know how you feel Trimer. Every time I leave one of my suits hanging in the closet for more than a few months the damn thing shrinks!
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Do you have manual or electric seats?

Mine (2003 S) are manual (except for the angle part), and there is a lever on the side of the seat that will lower the seat.

I am 6'2" and about 230 and fit in the car fine
I need to do some investigation. Mine are electic front except for the pushing back and forth. I am going to go out and see whats what!
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:40 AM   #6
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I need to do some investigation. Mine are electic front except for the pushing back and forth. I am going to go out and see whats what!
FIXED!!! Thanks for the tip. Pulled that lever up and pushed myself down and back into a state of perfectness once again! Thanks!
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FIXED!!! Thanks for the tip. Pulled that lever up and pushed myself down and back into a state of perfectness once again! Thanks!
Always gratifying to help one achieve a state of perfectness!
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I know how you feel Trimer. Every time I leave one of my suits hanging in the closet for more than a few months the damn thing shrinks!
I just had to put a suit on for the first time since moving to Jacksonville. Used to work at a bank and for 4 years...everyday - suit. I am in HR and it was required. In Florida - I dont think anyone here owns a suit! So needless to say, 3 years and it was the funniest site you will ever see. I have definitely gained a little around the mid section eating all this beach food!
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I've been so busy and the weather has been unbearably hot and humid here in Sauna City, Texas that I haven't worn my boxster in something like six weeks.

I got it in recently and noticed that the heat in the garage has shrunken the interior! I barely fit and I grunt getting in now, not just climbing out!

[The fact that Five Guys opened up recently down the street from my house has nothing to do with this issue, by the way.]

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